Monday, 6 December 2010

A tricky balancing act

It is with delight that I can report that once again I have a devoted and godly congregation.

They are a dedicated group that turned up at my door this morning seeking a new pastor. Although they have one oddity. I would not think of it as a heresy, so much as indicative of a certain mis-reading at some point in their past. In any case, as far as I am aware they are the only Independent Funambulist Baptist church in the southern half of England.  They tell me that they feel new vision from an inspired pastor is required, as congregations have been falling off lately. They are not seeking a new pastor because they dropped the old one - rather they tell me that the late Revd Barkby Thorpe was very old, and had simply toppled off the perch.

They have an odd belief that if the Rapture happens, they need to be a minimum of 5 feet off the ground on a high-wire. I'm thinking that, while odd, this belief need not be regarded as seeking salvation by works and following Law.  But I will need to wean them onto the true doctrine of salvation by faith and not through the diligent use of a balance pole. I can see that I will have to be very careful. In fact, you could say that I'll be walking a tight-rope.


  1. Dear Archdruid Eileen,
    Hurrah! I'm in the community of people you light a tea light for. I'm honoured and excited! Thank you!

  2. I LOVE THE REV'd! I can't wait to hear how this one turns out! Fire up the baptibus! I'll raise one to the good Funamblulists, and their tight ropes! I suspect that's a metaphor for the tight rope you'll be walking soon, and hope you don't fall like the last Rev'd did!


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